Ernie Brown

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Blacks urged to vote and help black children excel

Opinion: A proposed plan to provide positive role models for black children hasn't developed because of a lack of commitment from black professionals.


Columnist is cancer-free a year after surgery

Opinion: 2 of Ernie's friends say get prostate exams


Counselors emphasize the importance of marriage

Opinion: The abundant life God promised in the Scriptures includes a passionate, purposeful marriage, the counselors said


Youngstown native, local church doing good in neighborhood

Opinion: This column is dedicated to a Youngstown man who went from the basketball court for the South High


Black community: Let's rally behind McNally

Opinion: The new mayor, however, could still face a possible federal indictment.


Be accountable; end senseless killings

Opinion: Whenever I hear from our staff that there is a homicide in our area, I just hope and pray it is not


Don't forget to vote on Tuesday

Opinion: Sacrifices were made so blacks and women could enjoy a basic right guaranteed in the Constitution.


Seminar set to enhance the black community

Opinion: The institute’s services provide spiritual development and fulfill the mission to increase education, empowerment, and enlightenment of the community on the achievements and contributions of black Americans.


2 upcoming events worth noting

Opinion: There are a couple of events this month I want to highlight and in which I encourage your


Walk/run aims to raise awareness, improve health of black men in Valley

Opinion: It is time for black men in the Mahoning Valley to take a more-proactive approach to their health


Keep your children academically challenged over the summer

Opinion: A black author urged adults to take the children to libraries, museums, zoos and colleges this summer


Free prostate screening offered

Opinion: I want to thank all the people who sent me well-wishes after my May column about my bout with


Testing for prostate cancer is vital

Opinion: You know your day, your year and the rest of your life will be impacted when a doctor informs you


Group helps young, black mothers obtain education goals

Opinion: Since 1986, Women Hand In Hand has provided some financial aid to 125 young women to obtain their bachelor’s degrees, and some have gone on to graduate school.


Plague of racism continues

Opinion: While perusing news websites CNN and Fox News, I read some things that sadly reminded me that